lighter loaded potato soup

i’m not entirely sure what’s happened to spring, but the weather has been pretty horrawful for the past few days, & promises to continue up until the weekend.  in the meantime, i’ll settle for a good, quick bowl of hearty potato soup, lightened up with milk, but that’s every bit as creamy as a super fatty version…minus the bacon.

damn.

i knew when we began this lenten vegetarian endeavor i would miss bacon.

LIGHTER LOADED POTATO SOUP

serves 4

2 lbs red potatoes
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 1/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups 1% milk, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
3 bacon slices, cooked & crumbled
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 green onions, thinly sliced

wash the potatoes, stab them with a fork, place them on a plate & microwave for 13 minutes, until tender.  cut them in half & set aside.

while the potatoes cook, heat the olive oil in a dutch oven, or large pot, over medium heat.  add the onions & cook for about 3 minutes, until softened.  pour in the broth.

in a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of milk & the flour.  add to the pot, with the remaining milk.  bring everything to a boil, stirring frequently.  simmer for 1 minute.

scoop the insides from the potatoes & add to the pot, breaking up large chunks with a wooden spoon.  stir to combine.  spoon into individual serving dishes & top with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese & sliced green onions.

from ezra pound cake

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2 Responses to lighter loaded potato soup

  1. Elaine says:

    That looks so delicious! I’m going to have to add this to my ever increasing list of foods to make from your blog.

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